"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again."
The second Mrs. de Winter
These words evoke a number of images in the minds of all those who have read and loved Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca. It is still considered a classic, a haunting tale of love, suspense and yearning.
The young heroine, who is nameless, falls in love with Maxim de Winter, a dashing hero in her vulnerable eyes, who snatches her away from the wealthy and petulant Mrs. Van Hopper, whose companion she is, while at Monte Carlo.
Antique print of Menabilly, Cornwall, the inspiration for Manderley
“If only there could be an invention that bottled up a memory, like scent. And it never faded, and it never got stale. And then, when one wanted it, the bottle could be uncorked, and it would be like living the moment all over again.”